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Road Closure

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Freedom Church Road which travels through Russell County in the vicinity of Ira Rooks Road in Adair County, will be closed to through traffic for sometime. The Adair County Road Department started Thursday repairing the bridge over Russell Creek, which was damaged by recent flooding.

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Flu Cases Across The State Continue To Grow In Numbers

WJRS News spoke with Tracy Aaron Health Education Director and Public Information Officer for the Lake Cumberland Area, who tells us the flu remains at the epidemic level across the state with two confirmed cases in the Lake Cumberland District. http://lakercountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Tracy-1-.mp3 While there has been no confirmed cases in Russell ...

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There Has Been An Extension To The Real I.D. Deadline

Circuit Clerk Tony Kerr spoke to WJRS News about it yesterday. Last week then state announced that they were granted an extension by the federal government. http://lakercountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Karr-.mp3 Kerr also told WJRS News his office was receiving a lot of phone calls concerning the state no longer sending out notices for ...

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Injury Accident In Columbia On Tuesday

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Four people received injuries from a two vehicle accident that occurred just off of the Louie B. Nunn Parkway Exit Ramp. The accident occurred just before 6:30 p.m., Columbia Police Department responded to a two vehicle collision at the intersection of Louie B. Nunn Parkway Westbound exit ramp and Jamestown ...

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School Nutrition Program

During Monday nights school board meeting, Susan Melton who heads the school districts nutrition program gave the nutrition report card for the past year. Melton says the school district is in compliance with the USDA Guidelines, but looking to improve. http://lakercountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/SusanMelton-1-25-17-.mp3

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New Kindergarten Starting Age

Starting this fall, any child starting kindergarten in Kentucky must be five years old on or before August 1st. The new date is two months earlier than the previous cutoff and was changed by the General Assembly in 2012 to give younger students a better chance of success. The legislation ...

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A Free Service For Local Veterans

A representative from the Lexington Veterans Center will be in Russell County Wednesday morning at 9:30, to provide counseling to any combat vet that needs assistance. http://lakercountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Frank-1-25-17-1-1.mp3 That’s Frank Irvin Commander of the Russell County Honor Guard… Who tells us veterans are sometimes hesitant to reach out for help when ...

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Another Drug Sweep By The Columbia Police Department

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Columbia Police have arrested 5 more suspects in latest drug sweep. This brings total to 23 people who have been charged for Trafficking Controlled Substances in the City of Columbia and Adair County. Arrested was :   Brian West, age 36 not the Brian West employed by the Russell County ...

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Russell Springs City Council

There just a couple of items on the agenda for the Russell Springs City Council during the special called meeting last night. A new person was named to the PVA board and the city leaders voted to purchase a new vehicle. Mayor Selby spoke about both to WJRS News following ...

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